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Girl Online (Girl Online, #1)

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3.7547,571 votes • 5,649 reviews
Published 25 Nov 2014
Girl Online (Girl Online, #1).pdf
Format Hardcover
Pages352
Edition74
Publisher Atria / Keywords Press
ISBN 0141357274
ISBN139780141357270
Languageeng



I had no idea GirlOnline would take off the way it has - I can't believe I now have 5432 followers, thanks so much! - and the thought of opening up to you all about this is terrifying, but here goes...
Penny has a secret.
Under the alias GirlOnline, she blogs about school dramas, boys, her mad, whirlwind family - and the panic attacks she's suffered from lately. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets the gorgeous, guitar-strumming Noah. Suddenly Penny is falling in love - and capturing every moment of it on her blog.
But Noah has a secret too. One that threatens to ruin Penny's cover - and her closest friendship - forever.

"Girl Online (Girl Online, #1)" Reviews

Sasha
- The United States
2
Sat, 09 Jan 2016

I'll be filming a review on my channel. Stay tuned!

Zoë
- Orlando, FL
1
Thu, 23 Apr 2015

Okay, I didn't actually finish it. I got about 50-something pages in and gave up. I just marked it as read for filing purposes.
This book was just so cheesy and it did that thing where the writer (ghost writer in this case) is so obviously an adult but is trying to write as if she was a teenager (ex: he was the walking selfie????). Also, the main character, Penny, is the run-of-the-mill YA female protagonist with her freckles and crazy red hair and clumsiness; it just didn't do anything for me.
I really like Zoe Sugg as a YouTuber and obviously this was based off of her life, but I didn't like it in book form. I think this could have been a lot stronger if it didn't try so hard to be "so relatable" and whatnot.
Oh well, at least I tried?

Laura
- The United Kingdom
2
Wed, 26 Nov 2014

As soon as I heard this book was coming out, I was quick to judge and very quick to assume it would be a pile of total hideousness. And, sadly, I was not wrong.
This book claims to be Zoella’s or Zoe Suggs’ debut novel which, before I even start the review, was very unlikely to have been written by her at all. This book screams GHOSTWRITER or GREAT EDITING TEAM. It feels like Zoe’s had the idea for the story, written a couple of pages, and then left the story building to the team at Penguin. The narrative feels disjointed and it’s clear from the style of writing that this was not written by Zoe alone.
It claims to be a novel, which, by definition, means fiction. However this book is almost a mirror image of Zoe’s life – a girl who lives in Brighton, runs a blog, has anxiety issues, has an obsession with fairy lights, bath bombs and scented candles…need I go on?
The age old adage always suggests ‘write what you know’ and it feels like Zoe knows very little else. So much so, she has written a book that couldn’t be closer to her own life if she tried. Granted she’s not exactly the same as her protagonist but I think it’s fair to say there can be no mistaking who she’s based on.
The story itself is predictable to the point of being boring. I have no problem with predictable plots, in fact, I enjoy predictable books – if the route to the predictable ending is enjoyable. Sadly, this one was not. The narrative was also stuffed with a cliché of characters – the gay best friend, the not so nice girl best friend, the ‘boy-who’s-out-of-her-league-but-ends-up-loving-her’, the dreamy love interest etc. Again, nothing wrong with a cliché or two, but only if they’re written well and sadly, these characters were not – in fact, they were some of the most two dimensional characters I’ve ever come across in fiction.
As I mentioned before, the writing is stilted and feels as though it’s not been written by the same person. There are moments of impressive, mature writing and then moments that feel as though they’ve just been clobbered together with Basic English. I know I’m not the target audience for this book at all, it’s girls of around 12-16 that are probably most enthused by this book, but, in my opinion, a good book is one that can be read and enjoyed by all ages.
I can’t criticise it completely. The book does a mediocre job of addressing anxiety and also covers a few other sensitive topics but it just feels like I’ve wasted my time reading it.
I really wanted to be proved wrong – I wanted to love this book and enjoy every word but sadly I didn’t and I’m not surprised. It seems anything with Zoe’s name on will sell, and, with people wanting to cash in on that success, it doesn’t really matter about the quality of what’s being put out there. I imagine that if Penguin had read this book without a famous name attached to it, it would have ended up in the slush pile and forgotten about.
If you’re a loyal Zoella fan, love fairy lights, a good scented candle and don’t get bored of repetitive descriptions and a predictable, clichéd plot then this is the book for you! Sadly, as a 21 year old woman, I cannot and wouldn’t recommend this to anyone. I’m sorry. I tried, I really did!

Isa
- Bogotá, Colombia
5
Thu, 03 Sep 2015

Mira, me da igual que me digan lo que sea por ponerle cinco estrellas a este libro, ¡a mí me encantó! ¿Y qué le voy a hacer? Jajaja. Y sí, no hace falta que me digan que Zoe no lo escribió personalmente y que usó a una escritora fantasma, que eso ya lo sé, ¿vale? Bien, ahora que hemos dejado eso de lado, empecemos con la reseña.
Girl Online es uno de esos libros que sólo puedo clasificar como libros para el verano (a pesar de que este se desarrolla en invierno, jajaja) porque tiene una historia sencilla, muy juvenil, que es fácil seguir y que, de cierta manera, es un alivio entre libros densos de fantasía épica o distopías con mundos complicadísimos. Además, la premisa del libro es muy atractiva: Penny, una chica que lleva un blog secreto en internet en el que escribe entradas en las que puede ser ella misma, tiene una vida normal pero es tremendamente torpe, todo le sale mal y, encima, empieza a sufrir ataques de pánico. Por casualidades de la vida, Penny, su familia y Elliot, su mejor amigo, terminan pasando Navidad en Nueva York y allí la vida de Penny cambia. Nuestra protagonista conoce a un chico guapísimo, al que no le importa su torpeza y que parece tener ojos sólo para ella... y todo va bien hasta que *algo* pasa.
Como venía diciendo, es una historia muy sencilla pero que Zoe (voy a referirme a Zoe como la escritora y ya está) logra contarnos de una manera muy entretenida y que hace que no dejes de leer ni un momento. Siempre quieres saber más sobre Penny, sobre Elliot y, obviamente, sobre Noah, el misterioso chico neoyorquino. Y bueno, hablando de Noah... sé que a muchas personas les molestan los INSTALOVES en los libros, pero a mí no... si son creíbles. Me explico: en este libro está clarísimo desde el primer momento que Penny va a conocer a un chico en NY y cuando realmente lo conoce ambos se enamoran al instante, es un flechazo en toda regla. Ahora, ¿cuándo me molesta un INSTALOVE? Cuando no es creíble. ¿Cuándo NO me molesta un INSTALOVE? Cuando hay muchísimas escenas que me hacen creer que los involucrados sí tienen química y que son almas gemelas (o Detonantes ;) ). El INSTALOVE de Girl Online es de los que me gustan, hay química y coqueteo tonto desde el primer momento, hay escenas que te roban suspiros y que ¿por qué negarlo? son súper cursis, pero me encantan.
Otro de los aspectos que me gustaron del libro fueron las entradas periódicas del blog entre capítulos porque nos daban una perspectiva más cercana y auténtica a los pensamientos de Penny. ¡Y qué decir de Elliot! Es un mejor amigo como pocos, aunque me parece curioso que ahora la mayoría de mejores amigos de chicas protagonistas sean gays. Que no tiene nada de malo, pero se está volviendo un cliché, jajaja. También me gustó que se le diera un background, por pequeño que fuera, a los demás personajes. Me refiero a que no sólo los nombran de pasada, sino que al acabar el libro sentimos que conocemos un poco de Ollie, Megan, Sadie Lee, Tom e incluso los padres de Penny y Elliot.
Y bueno, nada, el tema de los ataques de pánico y todo el protagonismo que tuvo esto en el libro no me pareció exagerado, ni a manera de manual ni mal abordado. Por el contrario, creo que le da autenticidad a la historia (la propia Zoe sufre de ellos de vez en cuando) y puede ayudar a alguien que empiece a sentir que las paredes se le cierran encima y se le forma un nudo en el pecho y no sepa que, de hecho, lo que le está pasando es que está teniendo un ataque de pánico.
En fin, sé que este libro ha desatado mucha polémica, pero a mí me gustó muchísimo y no puedo esperar a leer Girl Online: On Tour cuando salga :)
PD: El plot twist no lo vi venir y rompió mi corazón en pedacitos.
PD1: ¡EL FINAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL! <3 <3 <3

Molly
- The United Kingdom
1
Wed, 17 Sep 2014

I like Zoe's YouTube channel but I just don't see this book as being any good, the plot is unoriginal with the whole "anonymous blog" thing that we've seen a million times before in books. Let's face it, she only got this deal because of her fame, had she submitted it to a publisher without being well known would it still be being released? I'm not sure.

Emery
- The United States
2
Wed, 26 Nov 2014

Very disappointed with this book. I found the plot to be extremely predictable and unoriginal, while the writing was just mediocre at best. To sum it up in one word - boring. I'm a fan of Zoe's but I think it's a shame that there are tons of hard-working writers out there who never get their works published, while Zoe has barely showed any passion for writing and gets a best-seller. I also don't believe she wrote this book herself in 6 months but had a ghost writer. If this book had some unknown authors name on the cover, there would not be nearly as much praise and admiration for it. But because Zoe's name is on it everyone thinks its the best book ever written. Well I read it as soon as it came out - and the truth is it is just very basic and unoriginal.

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